THIS SHIRT IS SOLD OUT – GONE IN 12 HOURS
Here you go, people! This is the Shirt of the Month ROUND THREE! Our compadres over in the Wood Lacrosse Sticks shop worked up another doozy. After the sellout of our limited Montréal Québécois and Syracuse Stingers shirts we head back to the original NLL to show love to the Rochester Griffins.
Before there was the National Lacrosse League as we know it today, there was an earlier NLL that only lasted two years, 1974 and 1975, paving the way for professional indoor lacrosse, despite not actually being affiliated with the current NLL. Need to know more? We took a deep dive into the history of the organization to keep the legacy alive.
Justin Skaggs uncovered a beautiful old advertisement for the Rochester Griffins in full color, giving us the perfect template for a t-shirt. We are printing ONLY 30 designs straight onto the comfiest Anvil shirts we can find.
All sales close when the 30 SHIRTS are gone with NO REPRINTS! You miss it now, you miss it forever!
The original NLL is different from today’s pro league and when it was founded in 1974, the league featured six teams.
Who were the Rochester Griffins?
They were the champs, then they were gone. After the inaugural season of NLL action in 1974, the Rochester Griffins were World Champs. Through the season, they were at the bottom of the league in attendance and interest. Owned by Pittsburgh Penguins operators Tad and Tom Potter and led on the floor by Buffalo Sabres winger Rick Dudley, the original team had a heavy NHL influence.